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Balloon Modelling and Magic @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Two sessions – one at 11am and the other at 2pm

Balloon modelling and extraordinary Magic show.



Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

These amazing artworks have been made by families from Herne Bay and professional artists from Animate Arts and will be part of the Summer Trail displayed across Herne Bay, from 30 July onwards.

Join the local community, musical Samba Pelo Mar and creative Animate Arts as they parade a bloom of giant, glowing 3D flowers along the pier to celebrate the start of BayFest 2018. There will be an official opening to the festival with the lighting-up of the glowing flowers by special guests at the end of the parade on the pier stage.

Samba Pelo Mar will bring vibrant sounds to the pier and see the giant flowers before the Summer Trail opens!

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Make a windmill @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Scratch a design on a pin wheel windmill with The Seaside Museum when you enjoy the fun and games on the Pier.

Discovering Herne Bay’s History @ The Heritage Centre
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A display of posters and images in The Heritage Centre featuring HERNE BAY’S CENTENARY CELEBRATION 1833-1933. These will comprise copies of completely original material not seen in public since its first production in

There will be use of Interactive Display and Information touch screen point in the Centre enabling visitors to search images of local history interest taken from our own extensive archives and this will include facility to take digital copies of any item viewed

There will be two guided walks during the day along Herne Bay seafront from the clocktower to the pier led by knowledgeable local historians dressed in traditional costume.Free handouts of more detailed history will be available to all visitors.

Volunteers will be on hand all day to answer any questions relating to Herne Bay local history including local families houses etc.


Balloon Modelling and Magic @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Balloon modelling and the fantastic Magic show.

2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Herne Bay Cartoon Festival @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival Live Cartooning returns for the sixth year. This year’s event takes place on the Pier. Come and watch the professional cartoonists and caricaturists at work.

The Magic Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

The Magic Show to make you marvel.


Pavement Art Competition @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come and join in with the Pavement Art competition . Register before 4pm
Charity Variety Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
Punch and Judy with Pip the Clown @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hunt for sharks’ teeth @ Reculver Drive Car Park
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet Phil Hadland, fossil expert to learn more about the fossils found at Herne Bay and Hunt for sharks’ teeth and other interesting things on the shoreline.
Wear suitable clothing for the weather including wellington boots or beach shoes.
Bring something to take your finds home in.
Children must be accompanied.

Fossil Identification @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bring your fossils along to The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay for identification. Phil Hadland, fossil expert, will be available to answer questions about the fossils of prehistoric monsters that lived in Herne Bay 56 million years ago.

Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest ’18 @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Balloon Modelling @ Herne Bay
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Balloon modelling.

  • Come and watch me Balloon Modelling during the Classic Car Show on the seafront


2 performances one at 11am and one at 2pm
Josie to the Rescue @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to The Seaside Museum to take part in a dramatic re-telling of a true seaside rescue that happened in Herne Bay in 1845.

Sharks’ Teeth at Sunset @ Bishopstone Glen Car Park
Aug 26 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Hunt for sharks’ teeth and other fossils with Phil Hadland, fossil expert.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please book in advance from The Seaside Museum, 12 William St. Herne Bay
Tickets Adults £3.50 Children £1.00 Family £5.50